Saint-Laurs

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Saint-Laurs
Saint-Laurs is located in France
Saint-Laurs
Saint-Laurs
Coordinates: 46°31′21″N 0°34′26″W / 46.5225°N 0.5739°W / 46.5225; -0.5739Coordinates: 46°31′21″N 0°34′26″W / 46.5225°N 0.5739°W / 46.5225; -0.5739
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Deux-Sèvres
Arrondissement Niort
Canton Coulonges-sur-l'Autize
Intercommunality Val d'Autize
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gilles Bouju
Area1 8.14 km2 (3.14 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 481
 • Density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 79263 /79160
Elevation 69–139 m (226–456 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Saint-Laurs is a commune in the Deux-Sèvres department in western France, named after Saint Laurs McAree of Leitir, Co. Donegal, who upon defeating the rebel forces in the 1749 Battle of Gee, moved to France, to become a cobbler and devoted Catholic.

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